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  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Dragonfly.
    Huhu

    Great captures, Sofie. How on earth do you persuade them to pose so perfectly?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Another flower that looks like a scary alien up close.

    What magnificent irises!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3890 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jos,

    a fat visitor in the birch tree this afternoon

    A series just waiting for the Warhol treatment?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3890 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    A couple of closies from this afternoon during a break in the rain

    paper wasp eating sap and a strangely long black fly's eye.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    One ring to rule them all?

    fly’s eye

    Nice eyes! Actually, on second thoughts…. :-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Chris Waugh,

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    How on earth do you persuade them to pose so perfectly?

    I don’t like to scare them which is why a lot of my shots are from behind and often I suspect they are resting,having a nap as it were. The bees,well I get comfortable and wait and make sure the camera is concentrated on a particular part of a plant they are buzzing around and sooner or later I get to snap! If I see bees around a particular flower I’ll aim next to it to get them in flight.
    Also the money shot comes with patience, well my feeble money shots but they are enough to satisfy. Also for birds , 6am is a good time to watch them. They are busy shopping and eating and building.
    This bugger flew around me for an hour. It was very difficult to catch him in flight. I got this shot then he flew down and posed or it may have been another one, but my job was done anyway. :)
    Those flys eyes are brilliant.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    An afternoon at The Wasp Experience...

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Leaf map glows.

    And I've posted a slater before, but this one came out clearer and has a shadow.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Closest I could get to a big, fat bumble bee at lunchtime today. It was sitting all nice and still, but as I was struggling to see where I had the phone aimed, thanks to the bright sunlight (where’s the smog filter when you need it?), it took off…

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Last night's rain finally brought some live snails back out.

    And one decided to take a bath.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Praying for rain?

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Always a good excuse

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Found this on our way to lunch.

    And apparently bathtime didn't go so well for this snail.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Found this on ....
    waa-ay out to lunch!

    Fixed that for you..
    : - )

    But. Wow!
    No PhotoShop?
    wattanaaaamazingthing...

    <Dr Seuss to the cafeteria, please.>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    No PhotoShop?

    Just held my phone up close, then after I put it on the computer zoomed in closer and tweaked a couple of things like saturation. Otherwise, it is as it appeared outside. No idea what it is beyond "some kind of a bug". But it does seem to be floating over the stone, and the stone looks much cooller than the cheap concrete fake rock it really is.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Would a tripod help? Or just steadier hands? Better breathing, or at least a gentler squeeze with the trigger finger? Because I seem to keep missing the targets. And insects move so much faster and further than flowers.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    See? Doesn't move. 'Cept when the wind blows...

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    No close pics to speak of. Felt quite close to these oyster catchers though as they took off overhead....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Thinking I might do a Conchology post, but in the mean time, here’s some shell collectors at Pakiri beach.

    And some hermit tracks.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Bug, I think the same mystery bug, or one of its ilk, spotted on a rock yesterday.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Seen better days.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Got me a bat, too....

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Got me a bat, too….

    Now that's a bat!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Chris Waugh,

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    warning about getting too close. platypuses not to swim here?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    This little fella had a couple of my students freaked out this afternoon. I encouraged it onto the floor where it kinda uncamouflaged* itself.

    *ETA: By which I mean this little critter that is even more pallid than me went and hid on that black thing. Not very effective camouflage.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

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